After the implementation phase, each network needs to be maintained at proper parameters by monitoring and management tools and processes. This section will cover the basic techniques used to deploy solid network management solutions.
Network Management Essentials
Simple Network Management Protocol
The network management system is usually based on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which is a TCP/IP Application Layer protocol that uses IP within UDP. SNMP is used to share management information between network devices, usually between a management workstation and routers, switches, or other devices, as illustrated in Figure 2.11 below.
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